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FROM

€2,040

for 3 nights

guests
10+2

GUESTS

bathtub
5

BATHROOMS

bed
5

BEDROOMS

This premium table wine producing estate enjoys a stunning setting and is ideal for secluded family holidays, or Wine Experience Weekends in September & October.

Quinta do Torto located in the heart of the Rio Torto Valley (a tributary south of the Douro River) is a place to completely relax and enjoy a peaceful family retreat. Over 100 years old with meter thick walls and on 2 levels, this recently converted and very spacious holiday villa, once housed field workers away from their own homes during the grape-picking season.

The property is now equipped with all mod cons and very comfortable interiors. There are 5 bedroom suites including a family room with an extra pullout bed for 1 or 2 children. A spacious TV room provides a great place to escape the hottest hours of the day or to enjoy a cinema evening for all the family, as well as offering various board games. This room also opens onto a vine-covered-pergola area for outdoor dining with a barbeque. Cook service is available on request.

As well as the swimming pool which can be heated, there is table tennis and a football table, or for those who feel more energetic, there are a number walks or runs of varying degrees of difficulty you can take from the property, or just enjoy a picnic in a charming stop between vineyards.

The Quinta is surrounded by 7 hectares of terraced vineyards, located between 100m to 200m above sea level facing north, west and east, and there are multiple areas for relaxing and enjoying the bucolic views, read a good book or sip a refreshing White Port Tonic – a must try when you’re in the Douro!

Being a table wine producing estate, the rental of Quinta do Torto includes a guided tour of the winery as well as a tasting. This is a working estate with an organic principle, so no artificial pesticides or fertilizers are used. The natural wildflowers that cover the terraces are controlled through repeated trimming and there are lots of trees yielding delicious seasonal fresh fruit such as cherries, figs, damsons, peaches, apples, pears, oranges and lemons as well estate-produced olive oil, for guests to enjoy when staying here. Early mornings 3 times a week, a small white van stops by with other local produce from the region such as fresh bread, eggs and fruit for you to buy.

4 Nights Wine Weekends

During the harvest season (September and October), try one of the 4-nights fully catered “wine weekends” hosted by the producer himself, which includes a guided tour of the estate and getting involved in whatever “the job of the day” is (picking or treading grapes, mixing or tasting, bottling, etc) as well as a few extras.

WARNING NOTES: Due to various unprotected drops from terraces and the pool surround as well as some glass tables and steps, children under the age of 7 need to be supervised and are only accepted with a signed disclaimer!

Lower Level

  • Entrance hall
  • Family bedroom with super king size bed plus extra pullout for 1 or 2 children, en-suite shower bathroom
  • Twin bedroom (2 beds of  0,90 x 2 meters) with en-suite shower bathroom

Upper Level With Fabulous Views (steps between both levels)

  • Very well equipped kitchen with access to pool terrace
  • The dining room will sit a party of 10/12 very comfortably
  • Living room
  • Master bedroom suite with super king size bed & en-suite shower bathroom

Lower Level (steps between both levels)

  • Very spacious TV sitting room (opening onto terraces/garden)
  • Twin bedroom (2 beds of  0,90 x 2 meters) with en-suite shower bathroom
  • Twin bedroom (2 beds of  0,90 x 2 meters) with en-suite full bathroom
  • Bed linen & bathroom towels included in the rental and changed mid-week as well as at the end-of-week for longer stays
  • All the twin bedrooms can be made into double beds on request
  • All the shower bathrooms have rain showers as well as handheld showers, plus heated towel rails & hairdryers are provided
  • Baby cot (w/linen) & high chair (1 of each) on request, free of charge
  • There are mosquito nets on all the windows
  • Under-floor heating & air-conditioning throughout the villa; as well as fireplace logs supplied for winter rentals
  • Flat-screen TV (65 inches with all Sky sports channels included); DVD player & Blue Ray player
  • Free WiFi available throughout
  • The kitchen is fitted with essential modern conveniences such as American style fridge/freezer with ice dispenser, microwave, electric oven with mixed gas/electric hob, coffee machine, juice maker, toaster, kettle, blender & dishwasher
  • Swimming pool w/roman steps (15×6 meters, shallow-end 1,2 meters, deep-end 2,5 meters); poolside shade & sun loungers available; pool towels provided
  • Solar pool heating available although an extra boost at an extra cost is recommended outside the high season when the temperatures outside are cooler
  • Pool house/laundry room with both washing machine & dryer
  • Outdoor table tennis & football table
  • Check-in welcome & daily Quinta issues are managed by Susana
  • Cleaning service 2 hours daily except Sundays
  • Pool & garden maintenance once a week
  • Basic welcome hamper supplied on arrival (estate produced table wine and olive oil plus fresh seasonal produce, as well as drinking water, wine, beers, juice/soft drinks, milk, coffee, tea, bread, butter, honey, sweet & savoury biscuits, sugar, salt & pepper, local cheese, olives, guest soaps & lavatory paper, essential cleaning products such as washing up liquid, dishwasher & washing machine detergents, spare electrical bulbs, candles & matches, mosquito repellent, charcoal for barbeque use
  • Welcome meal left ready for guests to heat-up & serve
  • Winery tour & tasting
  • Weekly rental includes a guided tour of the winery as well as a tasting
  • Based on 4 nights/8 guests/4 bedroom use, these weekends comprise of a bespoke experience & getting involved in all aspects of the Harvest Season, hosted by the producer himself; as well as an hour-long boat excursion with picnic lunch, a local port winery visit & tasting, plus all meals
  • Cook Service (local meals left prepared) @ €25 p/person, paid locally
  • Food shopping @ €30 flat fee plus cost of groceries, paid locally
  • Pool heating boost w/pool cover available (recommended outside the high season) @ €350 p/week, paid in advance
  • Sarzedinho (local café and basic shop): 5,5 kms
  • Castanheiro (grocery shopping): 5,5 kms
  • Regua (train station/large supermarket/restaurants /Museu do Douro): 30 kms
  • Pinhão (butcher, chemist, restaurants, quayside river cruises and canoes for hire): 15 kms
  • 6 Senses Spa at Regua: 30 kms
  • Vila Galé at Régua: 30 kms
  • Porto Airport (A4 Motorway route via Marão tunnel): 145 kms

2019 RENTAL PRICES IN EUROS

July & August (minimum 1 week rental)          

€5,460 p/week

June (minimum 3 nights rental)

€5,460 p/week or €780 p/night

April/May & September/October (minimum 3 nights rental)

€4,770 p/week or €680 p/night

Wine Weekends in September & October (4 nights/8 guests/4 bedrooms)

€6,750

OTHER PERIODS ON REQUEST

  • Minimum 1 week rentals apply with Saturday change-overs preferred in July & August; 3 nights minimum with flexible change-overs accepted other periods; 4 nights Wine Weekends with special rates applicable in September/October
  • Extra services on request, are subject to availability and should be booked well in advance especially in high season
  • Check-in after 16:00 hours; check-out before 10:00 hours
  • No credit cards accepted for extra services, cash only accepted locally
  • 30% non-refundable rental deposit required to reserve the property
  • Balance due 6 weeks prior to start date of rental
  • Security deposit of €750 to be paid in advance of rental; in exceptional cases & when pre-arranged, the security deposit can be paid at the property – this amount minus any applicable charges is refundable at the end of the holiday